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Evening Journal Farm Edition (Newspaper) - April 2, 1948, Washington, Iowa Rats in this country cause 300 million dollars in damages yearly rats in the u. S. Cause $300 million damage yearly and contaminate to times More food than they eat. Fits have caused More deaths than All the wars in history according to the u. S. Fish and wildlife service. A powerful emetic lethal to rats because they Are unable to throw up food from their stomachs. It is harmless to humans and dogs thus having a great advantage Over arsenic phosphorus strychnine and other poisons efficient rat control saves owl with farm tractor Goff shows pictures Washington Iowa evening journal Friday. April 2, 194g 5 Farmer Money and worry there Are two main species of sometimes used. Rats the Black and the Brown. The Black rat originated in Arabia and spread to Europe about 2,000 years ago. It was responsible for the most violent plague in history a the Black death of the 14th Century. Between 1348 and 1382, 25 million people died. The larger fiercer Brown rat came from Mongolia. It crossed a the Volga into Europe about 1725 and came to America on ships 50 years later. If rats deserted a ship the Crew regarded it a had Omen probably with Good reason. Living near the Bottom of a vessel the rats would be the first to know it was leaking and would naturally seek to escape. As sailors protected them so do the chinese. Every 12 years in the chinese a year of the rate it is considered bad Luck for those with children born during that year to kill a rat. Rats multiply faster than rabbits or Guinea pigs. Biologists have calculated that in three years one pair of rats could have 359 million descendants. In five years they would number 94 5 by i lion. That is Why it is necessary to keep up the fight them. Rats like old and untidy Wood Gen buildings they stay away front Cement and tile construction Well each rat eats about one Bushel of Grain and damages one or two More yearly. With Grain at to dollars a Bushel that represents a very Marge annual loss to a i Armer. The fish and wildlife Lias estimated rats Are desk rating american Grain at the rate of 200 million bushels a year. In rat poisoning procedure pre baiting for three nights with in poisoned bait of a Good practice. It gives the Farmer an idea where the rats Are hiding and it overcomes any fear they May have of taking the bait. By watching How much of Tim a poisoned bait is consumed the Farmer can Tell How much of Hie poisoned bait to set out. When Poison bait is used enough should be put out at one time for All the rats. Some of the Hest baits Are hamburger and fish. Rats like a balanced diet and ordinarily get so much Grain a farms that something other than Grain will offer More attraction to them. The use of clubs or dogs is a Good Way to kill rats when they can in caught in the open but in most cases Poison bait or Fum against tuition is easier. Fumigation can in used if Gas can he obtained. A simple method is the use of Carbon monoxide Gas from a gasoline engine a of by mrs. C. A. Neville Richland. Mar. 31. A Lloyd Dickenson who lives South of town was quite seriously injured rental Joe Tebockhorst Home or. And mrs Vern earlier Shirley Ann and Ronnie were supper guests of or and mrs. Lester Ach and family of Kinta. Thursday evening. The occasion was to celebrate the birthday of Merle Laubach or. And mrs Charlie Marek were dinner guests Baster Sun i v v i asps i bait. That prevents dogs cats and other Anima it. And it makes a dark Rumbav where the rat feels More at Home lighted areas and clean surround Haust. Calcium cyanide dust used j with a dust gun is equally effect the fish and wildlife Survey i Ive Bas developed a formula contain no rat Campaign is completely ing red Squill a powder obtained successful unless it is combined from plants growing near the with a cleanup Campaign and rat Mediterranean sea. Red Squill is proofing of buildings. Young people spend vacations at Home by Vernon w. Frey Noble. March 31 the Young people enjoying easter vacation at their respective parental Homes Here were Gladys Widener of Elkhart Indiana Mary Schantz of Des Moines or lilt Frey of Chicago. 111 Kathryn Widmer of Burlington Edith both of Kalona Ronald Johnson of Columbia. To. Marguerite Roth and Alice Reschly of Wynn a n. Or. And mrs. Alex Dorset and son Gary of Washington were wednesday evening visitors at Clayton Nobel Home. Or. And mrs. John Garrick visited at the Perry Beatty Home thursday afternoon. Jacob Lichty who is on the sick list is staying at the Home of his son in Law and daughter. Or. And mrs. Jacob unternahrer. We wish him a speedy recovery. Or. And mrs. Raymond Rich and family were easter sunday dinner guests at the parental John Rich Home. Sunday dinner guests at the Otto prey Home were or. And mrs. August Zieglowsky of near Haskins and or. And mrs. Joll. Witt Mer of Wayland. Afternoon visitors were or. And mrs. Chester Green of West Chester and or. And mrs. Henry Schantz of Washington. A Largo crowd attended the cantata presented at Hie Eicher Church sunday evening by Tho combined choirs of the Eicher and Wayland mennonite churches. W. J. Graber was the choir director and Joan Schantz the accompanist. Or. And mrs. E. J. Freyenberger entertained at a family dinner easter sunday the following children or. And mrs. Harry Gardner and Harry jr., of Lone feed Vitamog for visor for vitality feeds for rapid growth for fast cheap gains for vigorous pigs full of vitality will make rapid growth and put on fast cheap gains feed Vitamog pig and hog feeds see us today for the Vitamog Way of hog feeding. 18% sow amp pig meal sows and a Complete ration for pigs. 28% sow amp pig meal feed with ground Oats. 40% hog balancer a protein concentrate for feeding with your Home grown grains. Powers produce sterilizing bottles the pressure cooker is a Good Day evening with or. And mrs baby bottle sterilizer. A quart of Paul Escher and family. Water and five minutes at 15 or. And mrs Dado Duwa and i pounds pressure Are All that is Barbara spent sunday in Tho Par needed a by mrs. Verne Escher Salem Mardi 31 or. And mrs. George Zeck and family and or. And mrs. Clarence Goff and monday in an Accident with a Ronnie wore supper guests Frt tractor. He was taken to the bos Day evening the tin c la Wolfe pit a1 where his condition is re Home. Or. Golf showed the pie ported As favourable. Titres they took on their trip <1 a with mrs Anthony Marek. The town election was held West which included those taken 1 or and mrs Ive Berg Are Ihu monday March 29th 122 votes of or. And mrs. Harm Stubb proud owners of a w car were cast with Tho following be of Tucson mrs stubble is tin or. Anti mrs. Hoberg and Dot ing elected Vance Curtis mayor former Isabel Wolfe. Ann and Linda Ray spent easter w. O Allen Maurice Gould. Hal or. And mrs George Zeck and at the parental Nick Berg Bonn Piggins. Bruce Robinson and we family Aud or. And mrs. We near Harper. Ham rime As councilmen. Barn Krigbaum were sunday Din yer n j Vars Fern e Cher. Slur All tile churches observed East nor guests at the parental t ii by Ann and Ronnie visited saner sunday with special services Wolfe Home. Or. And mrs. We any Vith or. And mrs. Tony red and programs. Many Flowers and ram Krigbaum returned monday. Eker and mrs. Celia Escher. Mrs decorations were used in Al four their Home in Urbana. 111. Of Fischer is spending a few week. It the Chu relies. Tor spending since thursday at with her daughter mrs. Red kor. Here a Good Way to lit out rat bait. In the photo a Ane the bait Bas Many of our Young people who tile Wolfe Home. _ been placed Iii Small amounts on a Board near the Side of a Corn crib. Are away attending colleges were Pond Bedeker and two other boards nailed to form an inverted a Vare placed Over Here to attend the services and to Celia Fischer visit Sun from getting at enjoy a vacation with their relatives and friends. Armon Fitch and family of Clarinda have returned to their Home Atter being Here to attend the funeral of their Mother. Mrs. Mary Fitch several members of the Rich land o k s. Attended the evening session of a school of instruction in Keota thursday night. Mrs Helen Smith of Columbus .1 ii tic lion was the instructor. Quite a few of our local Good gardeners Are getting some Early Garden planted. None planted potatoes on Good Friday though As they always like to do. Mrs Lula Mccarty of Osceola was to Over sunday guest of her Sisters. Mrs. Nolle Bray mrs. Lit Eile Luithly and mrs. Stella Swartzwelter. Or and mrs Dias. Swinney a it fat Madison were recent guests in the or. R. G Swinney Home. Or. And mrs. Neal Burton of Washington were sunday dinner guests at til Home of or. And mrs o. A Ramey. Or. Burton was formerly in the drug business Here with Harry Robertson. Or. And mrs. J. Vav. Hendrickson attended the slate tournament in Iowa City last week. Mrs. C a. Neville has returned to Ber Home Here after spending the Winter with Lier son in Law and daughter or and mrs. A r. See us for last minute grocery needs open 8 a.m.�?9 p in. Daily sunday 8 it 30 11 i a 4-7 Complete Lino of id it comics Lune i meats ice a Ream milk and soft drinks. West end grocery 312 so. Ave. D a sic pm sport bats a with lumber piled on supports to keep it Well off the ground and with a Good dog on the place rats have a Tough time. When they run tor shelter of the Board pile old sport just dives right after them. Tree or. And mrs. Dennis Graj Ber and family or and mrs a i 11 i Ani Fravenberger and daughters or. And mrs. Robert Freyen Berger and Ronald or. My mrs. Orlin Eigsti and or. My mrs. Edward Freyenberger. Or. And mrs Eldon Roth who were married easter sunday moved in to the apartment Al Nob. Parental d. J. Alliman Home. Or. An mrs Glen Roth and sons. Or. And mrs. Allen both j Smith in Wyoming Iowa and Dorothy and or. And mrs. J Clayton Nobel and daughters enjoyed easter sunday at i parental Sam Nebo Home missionary Frank Manning of Africa will i a the guest speaker congratulations and a Hearty at the Eicher Church sunday nor Welcome to the newly weds. Nine april i. La will show pie or Aud mrs. Gilbert Alliman hires at the evening Sci a ices and family of Washington and cat Johnson assisted the prey or. And mrs. Paul Miller and Hoys with some Carpenter work to family enjoyed easter Day at he dim Otto Frey residence tuesday. Mrs. J a Greenlee of Ames has been visiting at Tho Fred w Smith Home and with other Long time i rinds. Several school children have been having the measles As Well As a few older people. Or. And mrs. Swinney and daughter Willa May Anil Marie Snider spent sunday in Rockford Iii., at the Rev. Snood Home. Watch the for Sale ads. Enriched feed Means More profits Iii him e i p ii i i Al Ibi in i e our top Grade feed. Choc Ful of blended vitamins and Mineral Quot a it Means healthier sturdier animals and greater protits for you. Place your order now. Kent f0xbilt nut Rena Long amp a Hotle my my him toe to a but All the unused mileage in your present tires. 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